'Julia Ward Howe' Tagged Posts

'Julia Ward Howe' Tagged Posts

HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE MOUNTAINTOP?

Famous speeches often become famous because they borrow the language of the Bible or echo the words of prophets, apostles or Christ Himself.   Abraham Lincoln borrowed the words of Christ when giving his famous “House Divided” speech in the days before the Civil War.  Julia Ward Howe borrowed Scriptural imagery when she began “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” with the words:  “Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord…”   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in…